075. ‘BEE ANNOYING’. Jabiru. Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Matto Grosso, Brazil
These insects are a distinct annoyance to the jabiru. It cannot seem to escape their attention. The jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America. There, the jabiru has the send largest wingspan after the Andean condor. The jabiru’s beak is black and broad, slightly upturned, ending in a sharp point. They feed by holding their open bill at a forty five degree angle to the water. When prey is contacted, the stork closes the bill, brings it out of the water, throws its head back and swallows the prey whole.